FILM SUBMISSIONS ARE:
Our final submission date for QWFF 2015 was December 7, 2015. We want to thank all filmmakers who shared their work with us. It was a challenging and daunting task to make sure that every film got a fair shot at participating in QWFF 2016.
Selecting and programming a festival is very challenging. We pride ourselves on curating an extremely exciting festival, featuring international and local filmmakers, seasoned professionals and first time directors. Here’s how we do it.
We have a screening committee under the direction of QWFF Artistic Director and award winning filmmaker Don Cato. Each film is screened by several members of the screening committee. If a film is widely divergent in the scores or if there are extenuating circumstances, the film is screened collectively and discussed. Films are then rated on a scale from 1- 10, logged, tallied and averaged. The committee members log in their notes and observations. In some instances we go outside the committee to other industry professionals for another opinion. If we have worked with the filmmaker, a significant member of their team or if we worked on the film, we recuse ourselves from the process and have impartial parties screen on our behalf and if accepted, the film screens out of competition and is not eligible for an award.
A great deal of time is spent curating the final schedule. We program in thematic BLOCKS, grouping films together to create a specific cinematic experience. Each BLOCK has a theme, a host, a Facebook Event Page and will receive targeted marketing to make sure the films are accessible to an interested audience.
We look forward to seeing your work and we thank you for your interest in our festival.
CHOOSE A SUBMISSION PLATFORM:
August 29, 2016 -- October 5, 2016 -- November 9, 2016 --
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Final deadline was December 7, 2015.
If you can move the inanimate and make it interesting we want to see it. Go out as far as you dare. We're game to see it. If your animated film is under 30 minutes, enter it in this category, but if it is over 50 minutes, enter it as a Narrative Feature, we don't have a category for Animated Features.
A piece of work that delivers a clear picture of the topic, not propaganda. Shine the light on something, lets take a look. Short Documentaries are 30 minutes or less and Feature Docs are 50 minutes or longer.
Narrative features and shorts should be quite simply: a sequence of fictional events. Tell us a good story and do it with everything you've got. Short Narratives are 30 minutes or less and Feature Narratives are 50 minutes or longer.
Films that are geared toward family entertainment are encouraged to enter as it will be our pleasure to provide families with the opportunity to experience independent and international cinema. Short Family Films are 30 minutes or less and Feature length Family Films are 50 minutes or longer.
LGBTQ of any form or genre is welcome. If your LGBTQ film is under 30 minutes, enter it in this category, but if it is over 50 minutes, enter it as a Narrative Feature, we don't have a category for LGBTQ Features.